ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey Report 2016-2017 is available for download now!
30 September 2017
As a non-profit organization, with its mission of “advancing the software testing profession”, ISTQB® regularly conducts international online surveys to assess trends in the testing industry. In the 2013 ”ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey”, we collected market feedback on the impact of ISTQB® certifications; in 2015 we conducted a survey focused on “Worldwide Software Testing Practices”. In this latest “ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey”, we ask for additional feedback from testing professionals and analyse how trends and demands are changing.
The survey was designed by the ISTQB® Marketing Working Group and endorsed by ISTQB® Member boards, accredited training providers and exam providers, collecting more than 3,200 responses from 89 countries.
The survey covers several topics including insight into the motivation for ISTQB® certification, the relevance of the syllabi, the impact of training and what should be included in the future roadmap. We think it provides useful information for anyone working in or involved in testing, as well as providing valuable direction for further evolution of the ISTQB® scheme. This is an exciting time in the testing industry and the survey data will help ensure that ISTQB® develops and maintains syllabi that continue to reflect changing testing practices and meets market demands. The survey was designed by the ISTQB® Marketing Working Group and endorsed by ISTQB® Member boards, accredited training providers and exam providers, collecting more than 2,000 responses from 84 countries.